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03/01/2006 06:37:31 PM · #1
Would you take a minute or two to let me know what the issue was for this shot? Is it the composition, technical aspects or post processing? Would you have scored it differently in a challenge called "Two Colors" (or similar)?

I find it interesting that I received a substantial number of high scores (7,8,9,10) and low scores (1,2,3). Obviously there were strong feelings each way (and it wasn't related to sex, drugs or alcohol). ;-)


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03/01/2006 06:43:25 PM · #2
Its a wondeful photo. My guess is many voters did not find it duptone, black and white or sepia.

Fine photo though.
03/01/2006 06:50:11 PM · #3
Appears to be triotone
03/01/2006 07:06:55 PM · #4

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 19:15:32.
03/01/2006 07:09:08 PM · #5
I've got to agree with the others that it appears to be more tritone, instead of duotone. Looks like you got some great comments about the photo, so I really think the score was so low b/c some didn't feel like it met the challenge. I wouldn't worry about it too much b/c its a nice photograph when you take away the challenge, if you know what I mean. Be proud of it.

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 19:09:47.
03/01/2006 07:31:42 PM · #6
Thanks so far for the comments and posts. I thought it was fairly strong, but that the processing didn't create a true duotone. This is not a complaint - just trying to understand and make sure my thoughts are in synch with what the voters were saying.

I had done some research about duotones and found that it was originally about running a print through the printer twice - once black and white, and the second time with another color. Since I didn't have a Duotone tool in Elements, I decided to desaturate all of the colors except one (red) leaving a black and white with one additional color. That gave me more control over the contrast and tones than "colorize."

As I saw the other images, I could see that it had a very different look than the others - the red didn't run throughout the picture.

I am still having a difficult time understanding "duotone." Even after reading the posts, threads and research. What makes this look tritone? Does a true duotone have the 2nd color throughout all the picture for that intensity of tone?

Thanks again.
03/01/2006 07:35:21 PM · #7
It doesn't seem to be a duotone. Honestly, I'm suprised it didn't get DQ'd.
03/01/2006 07:44:36 PM · #8
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

It doesn't seem to be a duotone. Honestly, I'm suprised it didn't get DQ'd.

A photo can not be DQ'd for not meeting the challenge.
03/01/2006 09:12:30 PM · #9
Any clarification on duotone? Any other ideas?
03/01/2006 11:21:22 PM · #10
Left a note.
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